Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Challenge 63 - Skinny Cards - 4"x9"


Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge! 

This is the last week for our DESIGN TEAM CALL FOR OUR SEPTEMBER 1st - DECEMBER 31st SESSION! Our Design Team members create 2 projects a week - one for our challenge & one for our Sensational Sunday Blog Hop...in exchange you get a 30% discount when you shop at our store during your term! We are looking for all levels of Designers so don't hesitate to try out! VISIT THIS POST FOR ALL THE DETAILS! We hope you will apply! 

We are also looking for our SEPTEMBER GUEST DESIGNER! If you are interested in trying out just place GDT behind your entry :)

We LOVED seeing all the players last week! We have such a fun time visiting your blogs and seeing your projects up close! We had some completely AWESOME projects last week! I want to thank everyone who played! The winner of our How CHARMING challenge will receive a gift voucher to shop in our store - Loves Rubberstamps!

This week's winner according to random.org is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

23

Timestamp: 2013-07-30 06:56:06 UTC

Lucky entry #23 - Congratulations to Lena Loken - Lenas kort. Please grab your Winner's Badge Button over on the right hand side for your blog and also send me an email so I can send you your $10.00 gift voucher code.                        
Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com by August 5th to claim your prize.

You have also won The Paper Shelter Prize prize of a $20.00 Gift Voucher.
Once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem those prizes as well :)

Here is Lena's Awesome Project!

She used two beautiful charms - a Lady Bug & an Angel!


This week's challenge is:

                      Skinny Cards - 4"x9"

We would like you to create a Skinny card which is designed to be mailed in a standard business size envelope! The card should measure 4"x 9"

How to play:
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC63. Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want.

Deadline:
The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, August 5th so all entries need to be in before then.

Prize Information:


One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps

We also have a very special GUEST SPONSOR this week!



The winner will win 5 free Digi Stamps of their choice from Eureka Stamps!

Design Team Favorite Picks:
The Design Team members will also each choose their favorite card from this challenge and the winner's will be able to proudly display a special blog badge on their blog. The Design Team favorite's from Challenge 62 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 64. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our  SEPTEMBER GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested!
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on most all items listed in our store during their term. We will also provide a link to your blog for 1 year!! Only rule is to use current images from stamp companies we carry in the store for your challenge projects and to have fun! We will contact the winner the week of the August 20th!

** Be sure to Play Along in our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just hop along with our Design Team in a Mini Blog Hop for the chance to win the hidden prize! Start the hop here on our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post **

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON AUGUST 6th!
Before we share our Design Team Samples - We have to say that this the last week that our AMAZING July Guest Designer - Jane Tyrrell will be creating with us as this month has just flown by! JANE - You did a GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS job on all of your projects and it was so fun and awesome to have you be on the team, if only for one short month! I hope to see you continue to play along with us and maybe someday we will have the privilege of designing with you again! Thank you so much!

 Here is what our Design Team came up with for a little inspiration...


July Guest Designer - Jane Tyrrell
CraftWorks Cards - Designer paper & Card Candi
Prima Flowers (coming very soon)
 Joy Crafts - Butterfly Border Die (Joy Crafts coming soon!)

Jacqueline Smith
Whimsy Stamps - Vintage Holiday Gift Tags

Holly Flores

 
Marcy Dangcil
Garden Anya-The Greeting Farm
Tulip Border Die-The Greeting Farm
Pumice Stone-Tim Holtz
Black Tuxedo-Memento Ink

Olivia Marmara

Athina Emory
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Brushed CordoroyPeacock Feathers

Ceal Pritchett
Dangina Martinez

Ivonne Hernandez
Image: Saturated Canary - Violet Vintage


 Lydia Walker

Laura Love 
Simple Stories - Handmade Holiday Paper (sentiment)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Design Team Favorites - Challenge 61

Hi Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for week #61 - Christmas in July! Wow! We had some GORGEOUS entries! This challenge was so fun and reminded me that I really need to make Christmas stuff all year - LOL!  Thank you to all who played along you really make it sooo hard to choose a favorite! Here are the ones that really stood out to our team..

Holly, Ceal & Laura Chose:


Holly Said: I have to say, there were so many cute Christmas in July cards, it was a tough choice.  I did choose #60 Nancy Brown - OMGosh I love this adorable Snow Lady and the fabulous coloring!  I could literally see those twinkling lights lit up.  Fabulous. 

Ceal Said - #60   I am a lover of Snowmen and this one is super cute and colored beautifully, I love how she made a glow around the light bulbs.

Laura Said: I totally love Snowmen and I have to say this one is especially adorable! The glow of the lights is AMAZING and really makes this card pop! I agree with Holly, you can literally see these twinkling in the snow. Absolutely gorgeous job! 

Dangina, Ivonne, Athina, Jacqueline & Shanna All Chose:


Dangina Said: #46 Margreet - Stunning die cuts, color combos and displays. Fabulous Creation!

Ivonne  Said: #46 Margreet - Love the color combo and all the gorgeous dies and embellishments she has added to the card. The image is so cute! Love it!

Athina Said:  There are so many wonderful details and embellishments.  Absolutely stunning!

Jacqueline Said:  # 46 Margreet- I'm going to agree with Dangina, Ivonne and Athina. Love the monochromatic colour scheme and the use of those dies are awesome.

Shanna Said: #46 she went above and beyond!

Dangina also chose:


Dangina said:  Stunning die cuts, color combos and displays. Fabulous Creation!

Jacqueline Also Chose:


Jacqueline Said:  I love this monochromatic colour scheme as well, lots of layers and it was beautifully done.

Olivia Chose:


Olivia Said: love the color palette of a more non traditional color scheme for the Holidays and nice clean layout.

Lydia Chose: 


Lydia Said: such a cute image and the colours are fab xxx

Marcy Chose:


Marcy Said:  I thought this was a sweet Christmas card and perfect for this challenge!

Laura Said...I have a few that I chose because I LOVE Christmas Cards & Projects they are always so adorable...I just couldn't widdle my choices down anymore...LOL!

Laura Chose:


Laura Said: I think blue and white Christmas cards are so pretty and I love the embossing folder Divinity used on her project. That Merry Christmas Sentiment with the flourishes and snowflakes in so pretty. Just a nice, elegant CAS Christmas card!

Laura Also Chose:


Laura Said: Another FAVORITE color combination of mine is soft pinks and kraft for Christmas. I love the snowflake layer and then the pretty designer paper that Wendy chose. This is such a cute image too and colored so beautifully! I think this is just a sweet card all around. Beautiful job!

And...This one too...


Laura Said: This just totally made me laugh! I definitely have a few people on my Christmas Card list that a card like this is perfect for! Absolutely loved it!

All of the design Team picks above your names will be entered into our drawing for the end of the year $100 gift voucher! Remember, you get one entry per choice, so if two members picked your card, you will earn 2 entries. Also....Please grab your Design Team Favorite Picks Badge on the right hand side of the page for your blogs....AND as a BONUS...... if you send me your email address... I will send you a coupon code for $5.00 off an order of $25.00 or more from the Loves Rubberstamps store!

Send an email to .... lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com

Thank you everyone who played and all the hard work you put into your projects! We really love seeing them and visiting your blogs!

Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Challenge 62 - How CHARMING!


Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge! 

WE ARE HAVING A DESIGN TEAM CALL FOR OUR SEPTEMBER 1st - DECEMBER 31st SESSION! Design Team members create 2 projects a week - one for our challenge & one for our Sensational Sunday Blog Hop...in exchange you get a 30% discount when you shop at our store during your term! VISIT THIS POST FOR ALL THE DETAILS! We hope you will apply!

We are also starting the hunt for our SEPTEMBER GUEST DESIGNER! If you are interested in trying out just place GDT behind your entry :)

We LOVED seeing all the players last week! We have such a fun time visiting your blogs and seeing your projects up close! We had some completely AWESOME projects last week! I want to thank everyone who played! The winner of our Christmas in July Challenge will receive a gift voucher to shop in our store - Loves Rubberstamps!

This week's winner according to random.org is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
17

Timestamp: 2013-07-23 05:45:42 UTC

Lucky entry #17 - Congratulations to KT Fit Kitty - KT DesignsPlease grab your Winner's Badge Button over on the right hand side for your blog and also send me an email so I can send you your $10.00 gift voucher code.                        
Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com by July 29th to claim your prize.

You have also won the QKR Stampede Prize prize of 5 Free Digi Stamps of your choice!
Once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem those prizes as well :)

Here is KT Fit Kitty's Awesome Project!


This week's challenge is:

                      How CHARMing!    

We would like you to use a CHARM on your project!

How to play:
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC62. Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want.

Deadline:
The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, July 29th so all entries need to be in before then.

Prize Information:


One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps

We also have a very special GUEST SPONSORS this week!




The winner will a $20 Gift Voucher from  THE PAPER SHELTER!

Design Team Favorite Picks:
The Design Team members will also each choose their favorite card from this challenge and the winner's will be able to proudly display a special blog badge on their blog. The Design Team favorite's from Challenge 61 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 63. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our  SEPTEMBER GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested!
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on most all items listed in our store during their term. We will also provide a link to your blog for 1 year!! Only rule is to use current images from stamp companies we carry in the store for your challenge projects and to have fun! We will contact the winner the week of the August 20th!

** Be sure to Play Along in our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just hop along with our Design Team in a Mini Blog Hop for the chance to win the hidden prize! Start the hop here on our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post **

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON JULY 30th!
Here is what our Design Team came up with for a little inspiration...

July Guest Designer - Jane Tyrrell
Ranger - Glossy Accents (will be added shortly)
Stampendous Frantage - Shabby White (will be added shortly!)
Cheery Lynn Dies (coming soon!)
Memroy Box Dies (coming soon!)

Jacqueline Smith
The Paper Shelter - Summer Holiday
Graphic 45 - Travelogue (Graphic 45 coming soon!)


Holly Flores

Lydia Walker
My Mind's Eye- Fiddlesticks stamps
Paper Smooches- Zoo Crew
Paper Smooches- Leafy Greens
My Favorite Things- Make My Day

Marcy Dangcil
Summer Holidays-The Paper Shelter
Summer Soul-Fancy Pants
Broken China-Tim Holtz distress ink

Olivia Marmara


Shanna Shands


Athina Emory

Ceal Pritchett
Dangina Martinez
The Paper Shelter - Summer Holiday

Ivonne Hernandez
Image: The Paper Shelter - Cute Nurses
Papers:  Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss and X-Press It Blending Paper
Markers: Copic Markers 
Punch: Martha Stewart Around the Page Punch
Twine and Charm are from my stash


Design Team favorites - Week 60

Hi Stampers!

It is time to announce the Design Team Favorite Picks for week #60 - Use a Hoarded Item!! This is always our hardest week to choose favorites! Thank you to all who played along you really make it sooo hard to choose a favorite! Here are the ones that really stood out to our team..

Holly Chose:



Holly Said: I love the hoarded digi image and the papers together, what a cute image and so well colored.  Loved her fabulous design. 

Holly Subbing for Ceal Chose:


Holly Said: Anja has the cutest little married couple and the hoarded paper she used is so darn cute with them.  Love the corner design!  I may have to KopyKat that one!

Shanna Chose:


Shanna Said: I love the papers she used and how she did her image and embellishment.

Dangina Chose:


Dangina Said: If you haven't see the gorgeous transformation of the wooden seat, you should really check it out. Beautiful turn out and I especially like the Magnolia image she added to the top.

Ivonne & Olivia Chose:


Ivonne Said: This card is so beautiful. I love the color combo and the cute Tilda image. The coloring is amazing!

Olivia Said: #49 Clarissa-a beautiful card, love the color palette, layout and her coloring.


Athina Chose: 


Athina Said: I love that image and the banner at the top!  Just adorable!

Jackie, Marcy & Laura Chose:


Jackie Said: Love the fold that she used for her card, as well as her coloring was amazing along with all her details on her card! Awesome Job!

Marcy Said: #93 Distressed Miss-Great design fold on her card and gorgeous details.  Her coloring is so beautiful.

Laura Said: Wow! This is just amazing! The coloring is stunning, that foild is gorgeous, the detailing is beautiful and I love the color pallette and pretty flowers too! Just an all around gorgeous creation!
All of the design Team picks above your names will be entered into our drawing for the end of the year $100 gift voucher! Remember, you get one entry per choice, so if two members picked your card, you will earn 2 entries. Also....Please grab your Design Team Favorite Picks Badge on the right hand side of the page for your blogs....AND as a BONUS...... if you send me your email address... I will send you a coupon code for $5.00 off an order of $25.00 or more from the Loves Rubberstamps store!

Send an email to .... lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com

Thank you everyone who played and all the hard work you put into your projects! We really love seeing them and visiting your blogs!

Laura & The Loves Rubberstamps Design Team!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Challenge 61 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY!


Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge! 

WE ARE HAVING A DESIGN TEAM CALL FOR OUR SEPTEMBER 1st - DECEMBER 31st SESSION! VISIT THIS POST FOR DETAILS!

We LOVED seeing all the players last week! We have such a fun time visiting your blogs and seeing your projects up close! We had some completely AWESOME projects last week! I want to thank everyone who played! The winner of our Use a Hoarded Item Challenge will receive a gift voucher to shop in our store - Loves Rubberstamps!

This week's winner according to random.org is

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

43

Timestamp: 2013-07-16 05:22:50 UTC

Lucky entry #43 - Congratulations to Mian Hahne - Mians Crafty Corner.  Please grab your Winner's Badge Button over on the right hand side for your blog and also send me an email so I can send you your $10.00 gift voucher code.                        
Email: Lovesrubberstamps@yahoo.com by July 22nd to claim your prize.

You have also won the Eureka Prize prize of 5 Free Digi Stamps of your choice AND the All That Scraps prize of 2 free digi stamps!!! Once I get your email I will give you instructions on how to redeem those prizes as well :)

Here is Mian's Awesome Project!




This week's challenge is:

                      CHRISTMAS IN JULY!
    
We want to see a Christmas Project! 

How to play:
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC61. Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want.

Deadline:
The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, July 22nd so all entries need to be in before then.

Prize Information:


One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps

We also have a very special GUEST SPONSORS this week!


The winner will win 5 Free Digi Stamps of their choice from  QKR STAMPEDE!

Design Team Favorite Picks:
The Design Team members will also each choose their favorite card from this challenge and the winner's will be able to proudly display a special blog badge on their blog. The Design Team favorite's from Challenge 60 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 62. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

Guest Designer Information:
If you would like your chance of being our  AUGUST GUEST DESIGNER just put GDT behind your name, or leave a comment stating you are interested!
Guest Designers receive a 20% discount on most all items listed in our store during their term. We will also provide a link to your blog for 1 year!! Only rule is to use current images from stamp companies we carry in the store for your challenge projects and to have fun! We will contact the winner the week of the July 23rd!

** Be sure to Play Along in our - Weekly Blog Candy Giveaway! Just hop along with our Design Team in a Mini Blog Hop for the chance to win the hidden prize! Start the hop here on our Sensational Sunday Inspirations post **

WINNER OF THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH THE NEW CHALLENGE ON JULY 23rd!

Here is what our Design Team came up with for a little inspiration...

 July Guest Designer - Jane Tyrrell
Penny Black - Mo Manning Collection - Little Elf Mim (will be in the store later today!)
Marianne's Dies - Christmas Baubles (coming soon!)
Diamond Dust Glitter

Jacqueline Smith
QKR Stampede Digi - Santa's List

Holly Flores

Lydia Walker
Copics
 
Marcy Dangcil
Naughty or Nice-The Greeting Farm 
Holiday Style-October Afternoon
Broken China-Tim Holtz distress ink
2011 Heirloom Ornaments-Spellbinders
Black Tuxedo-Memento Ink

Olivia Marmara